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Latest Rape Allegations Could Lead to Harvey Weinstein’s Arrest

Latest Rape Allegations Could Lead to Harvey Weinstein’s Arrest

He allegedly raped actress Paz de la Huerta twice in 2010.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RW52lSwnIYE

The New York City Police Department has said it is gathering evidence against Harvey Weinstein after actress Paz de la Huerta’s accused him of rape. From Fox News:

The NYPD said they corroborated portions of actress Paz de la Huerta’s account, in which she alleges Weinstein raped her twice in her apartment, and are seeking more evidence in their investigation to obtain an arrest warrant.

NYPD’s chief of detectives Robert K. Boyce insisted “that his investigators would seek to arrest” Weinstein right away if he was in the city. But since he is not, the department will keep gathering evidence against him:

“We have an actual case going forward,” Chief Boyce said. “If this person was still in New York and it was recent we would go right away and make the arrest, no doubt. But we’re talking about a seven-year-old case. And we have to move forward gathering evidence.”

The Manhattan District Attorney’s office assigned a sex crimes prosecutor to the case. From CNN:

In an interview with CNN, de la Huerta, 33, said she called the NYPD rape hotline last week to report the alleged assaults. De la Huerta and her attorney have since been working with detectives from the NYPD’s special victim’s unit and the district attorney’s office, she said.

In October 2010, twelve years after first meeting Weinstein on the set of the film “Cider House Rules,” de la Huerta said she ran into the producer at a club in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood, where both she and Weinstein lived.

She accepted a ride home from Weinstein and when they arrived at her apartment, de la Huerta said he insisted on joining her for a drink.

That’s when the first alleged assault occurred.

“He pulled my dress up and unzipped his pants and raped me,” de la Huerta said.

In an interview with CNN, de la Huerta recalled being in a state of shock, traumatized and in disbelief following the alleged rape.
“He finished what he did, and he told me he’d be calling me,” she said.

Then he appeared in her apartment lobby two months later:

“The first time I was in complete shock and it happened so quickly. The second time, I was terrified of him,” she said. “In a million ways I knew how to say no, I said ‘no’.”

Last month, The New York Times published an article that exposed Hollywood’s biggest open secret: movie mogul and big-time Democrat donor Harvey Weinstein is a scumbag who has allegedly sexually harassed and assaulted numerous women over the decades.

After that article more and more women came forward about Weinstein’s inappropriate behavior. His company kicked him off the board and fired him while the Academy kicked him out.

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Has anyone looked at the statute of limitations for rape (and other sex offenses) in the New York state criminal code? From what I’ve found online, it’s five years from the date of the incident. That wouldn’t keep the state from indicting Harvey Weinstein but it’s an affirmative defense that he can raise and would effectively thwart a prosecution.

    nisquire in reply to nisquire. | November 3, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    I just looked–again. It appears that New York State Crim. Proc. code section no. 30.10 allows prosecution without regard to the date of the offense. /s/ Nisquire. Please disregard previous comment.

As someone who was sexually assaulted as a child, what I can’t wrap my head around is why these women—who were adults at the time of the crimes—are coming forward in the first place with allegations of assault. While I didn’t have a choice in my assault, they had a choice to say “F*ck you” and walk away. Would they have wrecked their chances of a Hollywood career? Maybe and even probably. But those who were not actually forcibly raped or molested as children obviously chose to stick around as adults. The abuse of power is outrageous, but so is the bowing and scraping done by the victims before the act. If your chosen career path is so important to you that you’ll sacrifice your ethics and morals to get there, then you’re just as much to blame as the instigator. Don’t bitch about it later. You were an adult. Take responsibility for your adult decisions. And for the people who cry about what this celebrity or that celebrity said that hurt your feelings? Get over it. You weren’t touched, you were molested, and you weren’t raped. Someone said something tasteless and offensive and your feelings got hurt. Big whoop.

    Anchovy in reply to MrSatyre. | November 3, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    “If your chosen career path is so important to you that you’ll sacrifice your ethics and morals to get there, then you’re just as much to blame as the instigator. ”

    There is a lot of truth in that statement. Actually if they put their own personal gains ahead of what happened then they are at least partially responsible for every other woman who was raped and assaulted subsequently to their choice to not report the crime at the time.

    These women are not heroes for waiting years and coming out now when it is all the rage with their stories of rape and assault, they are women who allowed their bodies to be used so they could get what they wanted. We have a word for women like that.

    Olinser in reply to MrSatyre. | November 4, 2017 at 12:26 am

    Every woman that accepted money or a movie part from Weinstein to keep quiet is a prostitute. She just negotiated her price after the fact.

    Close The Fed in reply to MrSatyre. | November 4, 2017 at 10:31 am

    Dear MrSatyre:

    I’m so sorry to hear of your childhood abuse. I hope people have listened to you and believed you, and that the side effects have lessened (disappeared!) through the years.

    Best wishes,
    CTF

    http://www.MaleSurvivor.Org

By the way, before anyone has a coronary, I’m not referring to de la Huerta. I’m referring to many of the others who have come forward in the last few months, like the assistant to Dustin Hoffman.

In fairness – even to Weinstein – this woman seems to be nuts:

Paz De La Huerta’s 10 Most Scandalous Moments
http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2012/02/paz-de-la-huerta-10-most-scandalous-moments/1

Remember the scene in Woody Allen’s ‘Play It Again, Sam,’ where he comes on to a porn actress after she brags about her nymphomania, then she slaps him, saying: “What do you take me for?!”

Yeah, I’m going to catch hell for this. Anyway…

Suppose Harvey is right. It’s a long shot, but bear with me. How in the *heck* do you defend against a false charge such as this from *seven* years ago. You’ve got no receipts to show where you were, no reliable eye witnesses (particularly, any who will want to testify in your defense), and no end of “Oh, yeah. I remember that too. How much will you pay me for an interview?” people who are willing to surf the wave of public interest for their fifteen seconds of fame.

About the only thing you can do is shut up and say nothing while what few fragments of your reputation remain go up in flames.

Satyre, I’m in the same boat, having recently tried to get officers of the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) to stop a Knight from sexually assaulting young women over the course of 18 years.

They covered it up and threatened me with physical violence and lawfare.

But worse, the reason there was a Victim #8 is because Victim’s #1-7 were afraid to come forward and stop his predation.

For me, this does not pass the smell test.
He raped her once? Okay. I can believe that.
She ALLOWED herself to be put into a position for it to happen AGAIN?
Not buying it.

I don’t disbelieve everything that crosses my prow. But some things, as others have mentioned, just don’t pass the smell test.

Should you be an adult (My heart goes out to the children) and it takes you ten years to speak up well boo the f***in* who.

And I’ll go further. I don’t know how old I was when I learned the term “casting couch.” But I’m pretty sure it was before I turned fifteen. How could you not know, miss aspiring actress?

Who here hasn’t heard the thought expressed, “Who did you have to sleep with to get that job?”

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